The syndicated show hosted by judge Lauren Lake has been cleared on stations covering 80% of U.S. television homes.
‘Paternity Court’ Renewed With 80% Coverage
MGM’s Orion TV Productions has renewed rookie syndicated court show Paternity Court with judge Lauren Lake for a second season, with stations on board reaching 80% of U.S. TV households, including on CBS Television Stations’ WLNY New York.
On the half-hour show, Lake presides over a single case, at the end revealing DNA paternity test results.
“We have a great judge in Lauren Lake,” says John Bryan, president of domestic television distribution at MGM Television. “I think her name got people to tune in. Now, she is a superstar. People really engage with her.”
So far this season, Paternity Court is averaging a 0.6 rating among women 25-54, up 20% since its premiere, based on Nielsen ratings through the week of Dec. 30, 2013.